Riding the Big Bend

13 Dec

Riding the Big Bend is the first video from The Long Scoot Down, a scooter trip taken with a group of friends in October.  Stay tuned for a detailed account about that trip and a second video, Riding the River Road.

There is usually a huge disparity between the awesome videos we see on the GoPro website and the videos put out by us regular people.   I think most of us don’t care about “looking professional,” but we do want to put together a quality video that our friends will enjoy.

To that end, Auntie Biketrash would like to discuss GoPro issues from time to time.  Although 98 percent of her readers have no interest in that subject, she cordially invites the remaining 2 percent to chime in with their own tips and tricks.

I’ll start with two of the most obvious lessons learned from Riding the Big Bend.   Aargh!

1)  Clean your GoPro housing every time you take a break!
2)  Don’t let your tether flap in the breeze behind your helmet!

Ross Maxwell

Now, if I can only come up with a vibration-free mount.  Any suggestions?

Peace on the road!

11 Responses to “Riding the Big Bend”

  1. FrostBite December 13, 2013 at 5:45 pm #

    I wanna go! Maybe this coming year. The trip this year was to the Arctic Circle in Alaska.

    • Anonymous December 13, 2013 at 5:59 pm #

      When you said “scooter riding” you really meant scooter riding. Cool video.

      • biketrash December 13, 2013 at 10:16 pm #

        Glad you enjoyed the video, Anonymous!

    • biketrash December 13, 2013 at 10:14 pm #

      FrostBite, I bow down to your adventurous spirit! The Arctic Circle is even beyond my bucket list. Will there be any Bugsplat Chronicles on your ride?

  2. Wayne Napier December 14, 2013 at 10:44 am #

    Great video and editing. Loved it!  


    • biketrash December 14, 2013 at 1:21 pm #

      Thanks, Wayne! The frustrating thing is that when it’s put onto Vimeo, the quality goes down. At least now I understand why. You need a high bitrate to keep up with all the motion.

  3. afish25 December 15, 2013 at 2:06 pm #

    One of my fav places on the planet. Thanks Linda for the ride along.

    • biketrash December 15, 2013 at 6:11 pm #

      You’re welcome. How could anyone not love the Big Bend Region?

  4. Daphne Smith December 16, 2013 at 9:30 am #

    Beautiful reminder of our trip to big bend. ☺

    Daphne Smith, MT(ASCP)
    PPD Central Lab Operations Manager
    7551 Metro Center Drive, Suite 200
    Austin, TX 78744
    512-747-4741 (ph) 512-747-9583 (fax)
    email: daphne.smith@ppdi.com

    • biketrash December 17, 2013 at 9:17 am #

      Pictures are nice, but nothing can take you back like a video!

  5. Anonymous December 24, 2013 at 2:43 pm #

    I am so eager to get together with you and learn how you rode your scoots down to that (beautiful) part of the world. I have been playing around with different moto routes. Coffee/lunch soon. – Nancy.

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